SYMPOSIUM


  • Japan India Exchange Platform Program
  • 日本語
The Third Symposium of the MEXT Supported Project
Inter-University Exchange Project Platform Building Program (India)
“Global Development of Industry-Academia Collaboration:
The Importance of Japan-India Exchange”
What is the role of universities in the global development of industry-university collaboration?
Cooperation with India, which is attracting attention in the field of IT technology development, has become indispensable in the development of industry-academia collaboration. In this symposium, representatives from various fields of industry, government, and academia who are engaged in collaborative activities based on Japan-India exchange will gather to discuss the present and future of industry-academia collaboration.

The Third Symposium

Date 2021.3.5 Fri
Time 13:30-15:20 JST
Venue Zoom Webinar
Contents Keynote speech & panel discussion
Language Japanese (English interpretation available)
Charge Free
Registration Required
Organizer Inter-University Exchange Project Platform Building Program “Japan-India Exchange Platform Program (JIEPP)”
Contact JIEPP Secretariat
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It has ended.

Program

13:00
Open -
13:30-13:40
Opening Remark - Hiroaki Aihara (Executive Director and Vice President, UTokyo)
Congratulatory Remarks)
Michi Yoshioka (Deputy Director, Higher Education Bureau, Policy Division, Office for International Planning, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
H.E. Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma (Ambassador of India to Japan , Embassy of India, Tokyo)
13:40-14:10
Keynote speech - by Prof. Teruo Fujii (Executive Vice President, UTokyo)
14:10-15:10
Panel discussion)
Moderator: Masahide Horita (Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, UTokyo)
Panelists:
  1. Norie Kobayashi Krishnapillai (IITM-NUT Office Coordinator, IITM-NUT Office, Nagaoka University of Technology, c/o Global Engagement Office, IIT Madras)
  2. Koyama Hiroyuki (Associate Director, Organization for Promotion of Glocalization / Head, Glocalization Promotion Division, Gifu University)
  3. Toshiyuki Ohtani (Chief Director, Matsue Industry Support Center, Matsue City Hall Industry and Economy Department)
  4. Tetsuya Nakamura (Chief Digital Innovation Officer & Vice President, Tata Consultancy Services Japan)
15:10-15:20
Closing Remark - Naoto Sekimura (Vice President, UTokyo)
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Speakers / Panelists

Prof. Teruo Fujii
Executive Vice President, UTokyo
Ms. Norie Kobayashi Krishnapillai
IITM-NUT Office Coordinator, Nagaoka University of Technology
Prof. Hiroyuki Koyama
PhD, Head of Glocalization Promotion Division, GU-GLOCAL, Gifu University
Mr. Toshiyuki Ohtani
Chief Director, Matsue Industrial Support Center, Industry and Economy Dept. Matsue City
Mr. Tetsuya Nakamura
Chief Digital Innovation Officer & Vice President, Tata Consultancy Services Japan

The Third Symposium Report

The 3rd JIEPP Symposium was held online on Friday, March 5, 2021 from 13:30. The purpose of this symposium was to further evolve the discussions on Japan-India exchange and industry-university collaboration by utilizing the lessons learned from the first and second symposiums. By sharing the diverse and cutting-edge good practices in the industry-academia collaborations, the participants were able to exchange opinions on the role that the platform required to expand and deepen the industry-academia collaboration based on Japan-India exchange on a global scale.

The online symposium was viewed by 115 people, who were mainly from universities and companies. Professor Satoshi Watanabe of the Graduate School of Engineering served as the general moderator.

Following the opening remarks by Professor Hiroaki Aihara, Executive Vice President of UTokyo and Director General of the Global Campus Promotion Division, Ms. Michi Yoshioka, Deputy Director, Higher Education Bureau, Policy Division, Office for International Planning, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and H.E. Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan, gave congratulatory remarks.

Keynote Speech

Keynote speech
by Prof. Teruo Fujii (Executive Vice President, UTokyo)
In the keynote speech titled “The University of Tokyo Future Society Initiatives” by Professor Teruo Fujii, Executive Vice President of the University of Tokyo

Panel Discussion

In the panel discussion which followed, Professor Masahide Horita of the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences of UTokyo acted as moderator, and was joined by Ms. Norie Kobayashi, Coordinator of the IITM-NUT Office at Nagaoka University of Technology, Professor Hiroyuki Koyama, Associate Director of Organization for Promotion of Glocalization and Head of Glocalization Promotion Division at Gifu University, and Mr. Tetsuya Nakamura, Chief Digital Innovation Officer & Vice President of Tata Consultancy Services Japan, as panelists.
The panelists first introduced case studies of their own organizations' initiatives, followed by a discussion.
Panel discussion

Closing Remark & Summary

Prof. Naoto Sekimura, Vice President of UTokyo, summarized things at the end of the symposium. Prof. Sekimura explained that the key points for building a platform gained since the first symposium held in 2018 were (1) linking university initiatives, (2) linking the regions of Japan and India, and (3) cooperating with industry, and that this symposium provided good practices and prospects for each of these points. He explained that this symposium was to show the good practices and prospects for each of these points. He also pointed out that while industry and universities do not necessarily place the emphasis on the same things, it is important to build a cooperative relationship. He said that it is important for universities to find universality in diversity and to develop Japan-India exchange based on intellectual exchange.
He also appreciated the fact that the symposium was able to connect networks of networks by getting people who already have networks to interact online in the face of the COVID-19 calamity. He concluded by expressing his hopes for the development of a platform based on such activities, which will become extremely important in the post- COVID-19 era.
Closing Remark & Summary

Symposium Archive

The First symposium
The First symposium
The Second Symposium
The Second Symposium